If any genre is the ideal platform to express social commentary, it’s horror. Just think back to films like ‘They Live’ and ‘Night of the Living Dead’. Comedian turned writer-director, Jordan Peele is using his debut film ‘Get Out’ to open lines of communication about issues involving racism. In a new featurette (via Bloody-Disgusting) Peele explains why he made ‘Get Out’ and why the subject needs to be addressed.
The film follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Williams) who have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.